The Team

James Brown

James Brown

Land Management

James Youatt

James Youatt

Development

Emily Caldecott

Emily Caldecott

Land Management

Will Mackenzie

Will Mackenzie

Development

James Brown

James Brown MRICS FAAV

Land Management

07778 627779
james.brown@rild.co.uk

James studied Agriculture & Food Science at University of Nottingham before gaining an MSc in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and has been RICS qualified for 19 years.  He began his career with Strutt & Parker in Kent where he was involved in farm sales and estate management.  In 2007 he moved to Leicestershire from here he took up a Partner role with Smith Gore, managing estates in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, and then latterly as a Partner with Fisher German in Market Harborough. James also ran his own business, Rural Insight, for 7 years before teaming up with James Youatt to form Rural Insight Land & Development in 2023. 

Recent years involved a number of strategic estate reviews for landowners and Trustees, recommending and then implementing measures to maximise capital and revenue objectives.  As an RICS Register Valuer James regularly undertakes valuations of a variety of rural property types for retained clients, solicitors and accountants throughout the East Midlands.

James is married to Alice, an equine vet, and has two daughters, Isabel & Florence.

James Youatt

James Youatt BSc MRICS

Development

07874 869543
james.youatt@rild.co.uk

James studied at University of Central England and Harper Adams and has been in the industry for nearly 30 years, the majority of which was spent at a national property consultancy where he was a Partner and Director. In that time, he has been responsible for the sales of land for several thousands of new homes, predominately across the southeast of the country and more recently in the midlands.

Formally based in Sussex for most of his working life, James relocated to Rutland in 2020 and in 2023 formed Rural Insight Land & Development with James Brown. 

Outside of the office you will normally find James trying to stay on the back of his horse.

Emily Caldecott

Emily Caldecott

Land Management

01664 778778
emily.caldecott@rild.co.uk

Emily deals with all aspects of our Land Management client accounts.  She is a full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, and as well as managing the day-to-day bookkeeping, she is able to prepare period-end accounting statements.

Emily lives locally and her time out of the office is largely spent as a generous taxi service to her children and walking the dog.

Will Mackenzie

Will Mackenzie MRICS

Development

07471 354214
will.mackenzie@rild.co.uk

After graduating from Oxford Brookes University in 2015 with a degree in Real Estate Management, Will spent over 8 years at Strutt & Parker in Guildford, the last 2 of these as Director. During this time, he worked on numerous projects for Estate Management clients where legacy was often an important objective when selling land for development purposes. Will has experience in disposing of sites from 6 family houses in urban areas to advising on potential new garden towns and villages. He joined the Rural Insight Land & Development Team in November 2023 having previously worked with James Youatt for 6 years.

When not in the office, Will is most likely to be involved in sport, albeit more so watching in recent years as opposed to playing!